|Originally posted by Bill Lummus|
I'm currently using a ChrisVH-like Cat5 speaker cable. I compared them to Kimber 8tc very favorably.
My cables are 15 feet long. No trouble with oscillation with my BEL1001. I used a square block with holes drilled into the corners to twist 4 twisted pairs into a single cable. I did this 6 times yielding 6 cables consisting of 4 twisted pairs each. I then took two of those and twisted them together, leaving 3 cable of 8 pairs each. I then braided those three.
I used to have shorter cables and used the original ChrisVH braided design. It is almost impossible to braid cables longer that 8 feet. However, my easy-construction version sounds just a good.
I'm very pleased with the Cat5. Be sure to get the teflon coated variety- though. I'm also not sure how longer runs will perform with tube amps.